ERIC Number: ED111786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
End-Of-Year Report Switzerland County-School Corporation: Learning Tutors Offer Instructional Assistance. Program Description and Evaluation.
Wolpert, Edward M.; Schroeder, Thomas S.
The major goal of the "Learning Tutors Offer Instructional Assistance" project was to effect positive academic, social, and attitudinal changes in the participant. The participants included high school tutors and elementary school tutees who met and worked together on a daily basis. The activities for the tutorial sessions were decided upon cooperatively by the tutor and the tutee's teacher. The sessions took place at "Tutor Stations" which were located in the hallways of the elementary school, in quiet corners of some classrooms, or in unused rooms. To implement the program a preschool training program was conducted to permit the involved staff to develop the tutoring program. Tutoring kits were completed that contained instructional materials and progress charts. Tutors were then trained by the elementary teachers. The tutors were evaluated on the basis of interviews with their parents, their teachers, the tutee's teacher, and the tutors themselves. The experience may have helped to maintain the tutor's academic growth and did enhance their desirable personal qualities. Evaluation of the tutees was conducted by interviews with their parents, their teachers, their peers, and the tutees themselves. The tutees made very satisfactory progress with regard to their personal development and academic performance. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Supplementary Centers and Services.
Authoring Institution: Switzerland County School Corp., Vevay, IN.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III